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Dalton Smith Lands British Title Shot on August 6 in Sheffield

Dalton Smith

Dalton Smith will face Sam O’maison for the vacant British super-lightweight title at the Utilita Arena Sheffield on Saturday August 6, live on DAZN.

Smith (11-0, 9 KOs), one of the hottest prospects in world boxing, claimed his first pro title at Manchester Arena in May 2021 – dominating Lee Appleyard and forcing a punishing sixth-round stoppage to earn the vacant English title.

Sheffield’s most successful amateur boxer of all time also widely outpointed Spain’s Brian Pelaez at the Worthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria four months later.

The 25-year-old halted Ray Moylette in the tenth and final round of a one-sided contest for the WBC International Silver ritle at the First Direct Arena in Leeds in March before defending that belt with a sixth-round stoppage win over tough Argentinian Mauro Perouene earlier this month in Cardiff.

O’maison (17-3-1, 7 KOs), a former English super-lightweight champion, shared two close contests with Luton’s Kay Prospere in 2019, drawing the first and losing the second, before returning to winning ways with a points win over Serge Ambomo in May.

Derby super-lightweight Sandy Ryan (3-1, 2 KOs) gets an immediate shot at redemption against Erica Anabella Farias (27-5, 10 KOs) after suffering her first defeat in the pros at the hands of the former world champion from Argentina on the Leigh Wood vs. Michael Conlan undercard in March.

Romford heavyweight Johnny Fisher (5-0, 4 KOs) returns to the ring after recovering from a hand injury that he suffered in his points win over Gabriel Enguema in front of over 2,000 of his ‘Romford Bull Army’ at the famous Alexandra Palace in February.

Hyde lightweight prospect Campbell Hatton (7-0, 2 KOs) fights for the third time this year after notching wins over Joe Ducker at The O2 in London in February and Ezequiel Gregores at the AO Arena in Manchester in April.

Leeds super-bantamweight talent Hopey Price (7-0, 3 KOs) gets his second outing of the year, heavy-handed Manchester cruiserweight Jordan Thompson (13-0, 11 KOs) looks to make it two KOs from two fights in 2022 and there’s action for Mansfield bantamweight Nico Leivars (1-0) and Rotherham super-welterweight pro debutant Junaid Bostan.